The John Green Effect

Will there be more movies based on John Green novels?

Don’t bother answering that.

Now that The Fault in Our Stars is a certified hit, The Hollywood Reporter gives details on the “frenzy of interest” in his other novels.

Paper Towns   Wonder    Behind the Beautiful Forevers

The one most likely to hit screens first is Paper Towns, (Penguin/Speak), which has Nat Wolff, (Isaac in TFIOS), set to star. Fox 2000 is on the search for a director.

THR also reports on the “ripple effect” for other “grounded” Y.A. adaptations (which have the advantage of not requiring expensive special effects). On the heels of the success of TFIOS, Lionsgate says they are close to hiring a director for an adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder, (RH/Knopf)

Note to Hollywood: Green is currently promoting a much different book, one that is not yet a movie, but should be, he says, Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Random House).

2 Responses to “The John Green Effect”

  1. Jacqui Says:

    I think maybe you meant a book that is not yet a movie. You said a book that is not yet a book but should be… :)

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Argh! You’re so right! A case of the brain moving faster than the fingers — corrected now (and thanks for the smile!)